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White Haven is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named for Josiah White, inventor of a lock system used on the Lehigh River
The latitude of White Haven is 41.060N. The longitude is -75.774W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,148 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,166.
Sections below provide additional information and links about White Haven demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18661 ZIP code.
21% of White Haven residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the White Haven ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in White Haven was $18,768, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of White Haven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in White Haven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $411. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $893.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our White Haven political report.
The average commute time for White Haven workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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